Originally posted at TomDispatch. If you’re a reader of TomDispatch, then you know something of real importance about this country that most Americans don’t. As an imperial power, there’s never been anything like the United States when it comes to garrisoning this planet. By comparison, the Romans and imperial Chinese were pikers; the Soviet Union … Continue reading “The US Military Moves Deeper Into Africa”
There are new reports of civilian deaths in coalition airstrikes.
Israel has resorted to three main strategies to suppress Palestinian calls for justice and human rights, including the Right of Return for refugees. One is dedicated to rewriting history; another attempts to distract from present realities altogether and a third aims at reclaiming the Palestinian narrative as essentially an Israeli one. The rewriting of history … Continue reading “Palestinian and Jewish Voices Must Challenge Israel’s Past Together”
New Zealand and Australia announced they will soon be transferring more personnel to Iraq.
As the world focuses on the Middle Eastern and Korean flashpoints, the next war may not occur in either region, but rather in a replay of an old conflict that has been largely forgotten. In an interview with Politico’s European edition, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama threatened war if Kosovo is denied entry into the … Continue reading “Will the Next War Erupt in the Balkans?”
Three opinion pieces on US policy toward North Korea have appeared in the New York Times in the past week. They deserve critical comment. The writers are all very capable people who share a deep concern about Korea’s security and the possibility of a major blowup that would cause enormous human and material losses throughout … Continue reading “No Exit? The NY Times and North Korea”
Turkish airstrikes meant for PKK guerrillas accidentally killed several Kurdish security personne.
“I love WikiLeaks,” candidate Donald Trump said on October 10th on the campaign trail. He praised the organization for reporting on the darker side of the Hillary Clinton campaign. It was information likely leaked by a whistleblower from within the Clinton campaign to WikiLeaks. Back then he praised WikiLeaks for promoting transparency, but candidate Trump … Continue reading “Candidate Trump: ‘I Love WikiLeaks.’ President Trump: ‘Arrest Assange!’”
In recent weeks, the people of the world have been treated to yet another display of the kind of nuclear insanity that has broken out periodically ever since 1945 and the dawn of the nuclear era. On April 11, Donald Trump, irked by North Korea’s continued tests of nuclear weapons and missiles, tweeted that “North … Continue reading “Why Is There So Little Popular Protest Against Today’s Threats of Nuclear War?”
Militants killed dozens in Hawija for trying to escape the caliphate.